Writers Pay Homage to Garcia Marquez in Guadalajara’s Book Fair

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In a special event Latin American intellectuals remembered “Gabo” as a friend, TeleSurTV.com reports. Our thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.

Latin American authors and intellectuals remembered Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died April, during a special homage at the 2014 Guadalajara’s Book Fair, in Mexico.

“Hope and happiness will always be the signature of that man who so many of us loved.” said Mexican novelist Angeles Mastretta.

​In 1982 Marquez won the literature Nobel prize, and was part of the so called “Boom” which represented the most successful generation of Latin American writers, along with authors like Julio Cortazar and Mario Vargas Llosa.

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Spanish journalist and translator Pilar del Rio, widow of Nobel prize winner Jose Saramago, said that her husband and Garcia Marquez used to have long and intelligent discussions, even when some times they did not agree on certain topics.

Also present in the book fair homage was Colombian writer Jorge Franco, journalist Jaime Abello, and Cuban script writer Senel Paz, who talked about Gabo’s passion for cinema.

According to Milenio the most common phrase among the authors was: “We all love Gabo.”

Guadalajara’s book fair is considered the most important book fair for Spanish literature, and the second most important in the world. It is held each year in the Mexican state of Jalisco.

For the original report go to http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Writers-Pay-Homage-to-Garcia-Marquez-in-Guadalajaras-Book-Fair-20141130-0008.html

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